The Bible – Exodus 20 – 15
On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. The Lord told Moses to tell the people to consecrate themselves as he would appear to Mount Sanhai on the third day. The Lord told Moses that no one could step on the mountain, or they will be stoned or shot with arrows. The Lord arrives, and he sends Moses the ten commandments.
“You shall not murder.” – Exodus 20-13, The Bible
I picked this quote because I think it is a quintessential and fundamental rule that is the foundation of society. I think that this rule should be followed but consists of being a problem in this world. I believe that murder, no matter the circumstance is unacceptable. It is not up to any individual to decide who dies and who lives. This type of behaviour always results in chaos. I wanted to bring some attention to this problem because clearly, people have different opinions on murder. I believe that people should be educated upon the severity of murder and the impact it has on others.
Clunk. You find a strange mangled looking wooden box on the beach. What would you like to see inside? For me, my foremost desire would be materialistic. I would hope to find gold coins and old rare treasures that hold tons of value. Perhaps a gold crown littered in rubies diamonds and sapphires. Anything worth an enormous amount of cost is a treasure in my eyes. However, there are some things that I would like that are not materialistic. I want the answer to what it takes to be successful in life. I want the instruction to lead a perfect life without mistakes. The reasoning? The reasoning is because, without failure, outcomes efficiency. I want to accomplish and do many things in my life, and if I am stuck at one thing, or if I trip and fall, I lose precious time. And time is limited in this world. I would also like to find the answer to long-distance space travel in a short time. Space travel, in my eyes, is the most adventurous thing to do. And travelling worlds, exploring and finding lifeforms would be the best type of adventure in my books.
Personal writing – Imagine Jumping into a movie…
The imaginative idea of jumping to a movie and taking part in the adventures it beholds has always been a hope of mine. However, my desires only go so far as an adventure. The ideal movie that I would like to jump into would be The Hunger Games. Initially, you may be confused about my choice, but I have always been inspired to fight for a cause of betterment. A reason to fight is the basis of hunger games. The idea of bringing change is a right that every human being should have. In my eyes, I think that if there is not a right to protest for change, there should always be a rebellion if the people chose. If I were to select a character to be in the movies, I would select Haymitch. Haymitch is a character that previously won the games and spent all his money and time drinking and sleeping. His role in the plot is to guide the main character, Katniss Everdeen, to greatness. I am very attracted to the idea of relaxing and not giving a single sense of thought to what’s happening around him. However, Haymitch’s way of relaxing is too extreme as he drowns himself in alcohol and his vomit.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – IRJE 2
In the post-apocalyptic country Panem, there are 12 districts. Each district has to produce two tributes, a boy and a girl, to fight to the death as the punishment of rebelling against the capital 74 years ago every year. This punishment is called the hunger games, where only a lone victor can arise. On top of that, each district has to produce minerals for the capitol, taxes. Of the 74th hunger games, the main characters sparked a revolution throughout the districts by defying the capitol by creating two lone victors.
“Your hair looks, lovely darling. When did you start wearing it like that?” asked Snow.
“Everyone at school wears their hair like this now, Grandpa,” she replied. (p164)
To create a sense of this quote, we need to understand who are the people, and why is this important to the book. Snow, from the quote, is the President of Panem, and the person replying to him is the President’s Snow’s granddaughter. Katniss Everdeen relates to this quote because she rebelled against the capitol and wore her hair how Snow’s granddaughter was wearing it. This is significant because Katniss Everdeen is the symbol of the revolution, and if the symbol has reached the capitol, it proves to be a substantial problem. This is a vital part of the story because it shows how the revolution is going to happen.
In the country Panem, there are 12 districts. Each district has to produce two tributes, a boy and a girl, to fight to the death as the punishment of rebelling against the capital 74 years ago. This punishment is called the hunger games, where only a lone victor can arise. In the 74th hunger games, Katniss Everdeen and Peta Melark, both from District 12 fell in love during the games and defied the Capitol by both of them provoking the Capitol that they were going to suicide; so the Capitol would not have a victor. A victor was essential to the capitols citizens, and so they allowed it, making Katniss and Peta indirectly rebelling against the Capitol. In the quote, it says, “District 12 of all places” The background information for this is of the 74 years of hunger games, only four have arrived victorious. District 12 was always considered a harmless weak and pathetic district.
“‘And if a girl from District Twelve of all places can defy the Capitol and walk away unharmed, what is to stop them from doing the same?… What is to prevent, say, an uprising?'” -President Snow, p. 21
I picked this quote because it shows what impact someone can have both in the book and real life. To what I interpret, it says that no matter where you come from or whom you are, you always have the opportunity to make a difference.